Agenda and minutes

Licensing Sub-Committee (1) - Thursday 9th May, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Rooms 18.01 - 18.03 - 18th Floor, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP. View directions

Contact: Jessica Barnett, Committee and Councillor Co-ordinator  Email:  jbarnett@westminster.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Membership

To report any changes to the membership.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations by Members and Officers of the existence and nature of any pecuniary interests or any other significant interest in matters on this agenda.

1.

Basement And Ground Floor, 49 Bedford Street, WC2E 9HA pdf icon PDF 9 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

St James’s

 

*  West End

 

**  None

 

Basement And Ground Floor

49 Bedford Street

WC2E 9HA

New Premises Licence

24/00974/LIPN

 

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 9 May 2024

 

Membership:           Councillor Aziz Toki (Chair), Councillor Iman Less and Councillor Karen Scarborough 

 

Officer Support        Legal Advisor:           Michael Feeney

                                Policy Officer:             Daisy Gadd

                                Committee Officer:           Jessica Barnett

                                Presenting Officer:            Kevin Jackaman

 

Others present:       Nana Appiah, representing the Applicant, James Hayes (Licensing Authority), Maxwell Koduah (Environmental Health Services), PC Dave Morgan (Metropolitan Police), Richard Brown, representing the CGCA and Neale Stevenson (Local Resident)

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of Basement and Ground Floor, 49 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9HA

 

Full Decision

Premises

 

Basement and Ground Floor

49 Bedford Street

London

WC2E 9HA

 

Applicant

 

Ali Muhammad Habib Iqbal

 

Ward

 

St James’s

 

Cumulative Impact Area

 

West End

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

None

 

Summary of Application

 

This is an application for a New Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”). According to the application form, the Premises intends to trade as a restaurant/takeaway. The Applicant seeks the following: 

 

1.     To grant permission for Late Night Refreshment Monday to Saturday 23:00 to 02:00, Sunday N/A. From 23:30 Monday to Thursday and 00:00 Friday to Saturday the provision of late night refreshment will be for consumption off the premises by delivery via third party delivery drivers only. 

 

2.     To grant permission for the Opening Hours of the Premises Monday to Thursday 09:00 to 23:30, Friday to Saturday 09:00 to 00:00 and Sunday 09:00 to 22:30. From 23:30 Monday to Thursday and 00:00 Friday and Saturday the premises will be closed to the public and will be open for collection of deliveries via third party delivery drivers only.

 

 

There is a resident count of 79.

 

Representations Received

 

Metropolitan Police Service

Environmental Health Service

Licensing Authority

Three Local Residents

 

Issues raised by Objectors

 

MPS: A late night refreshment venue open for delivery until 02:00 will have an adverse effect on cumulative impact. The CIZ is experiencing higher levels of crime than at pre-covid levels and any increase or retention of people in the CIZ is of concern to police. There is insufficient mitigation to show that the application would not have an adverse impact on cumulative impact. 

 

EHS: The hours sought are outside of the Council’s core hours and the congregation of people around the Premises may lead to noise and disturbance. The Application may have the likely effect of increasing public nuisance and having an adverse effect on public safety.

 

LA: The Licensing Authority has concerns regarding the application and encourages the Applicant to provide further submissions as to how it will be operated and controlled so as to have no adverse effect on the cumulative impact area.

 

Local Residents: The application is ill-defined and not sensitive to the community. The proposed hours are later than for other businesses. There is increasing ASB in the area, and the application would encourage people to hang around. The application is vague. A fast food premises increases the risk of public nuisance and will increase noise and disturbance. The CGCA stated that there would not be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 1.

2.

16 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

St James’s

 

*  West End

 

** None

 

16 Henrietta Street

WC2E 8QH

New Premises Licence

24/01009/LIPN

 

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 9 May 2024

 

Membership:           Councillor Aziz Toki (Chair), Councillor Iman Less and Councillor Karen Scarborough 

 

Officer Support        Legal Advisor:         Michael Feeney

                                Policy Officer:          Daisy Gadd

                                Committee Officer:  Jessica Barnett

                                Presenting Officer: Kevin Jackaman

 

Others present:       Jack Spiegler of Thomas and Thomas Partners representing the Applicant

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of 16 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8QH

 

Full Decision

Premises

 

16 Henrietta Street

London

WC2E 8QH

 

Applicant

 

Capital & Counties CG Limited

Capital & Counties CG Nominee Limited

 

Ward

 

St James’s

 

Cumulative Impact Area

 

West End

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

None

 

Summary of Application

 

This is an application for a New Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”). The application is made by the landlord of the Premises, which used to operate as a restaurant. The previous licensee (tenant) has gone into insolvency. The Applicant seeks the following: 

 

1.     To grant permission for Late Night Refreshment Monday to Saturday 23:00 to 00:30, Sunday 23:00 to 00:00. From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day.  

 

2.     To grant permission for Recorded Music Monday to Saturday 23:00 to 00:30, Sunday 23:00 to 00:00. From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day. 

 

3.     To grant permission for Sale by Retail of Alcohol (On and Off Sales) Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 00:00, Sunday 12:00 to 23:30. From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day.  

 

4.     To grant permission for the Opening Hours of the Premises Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 00:30, Sunday 12:00 to 00:00. From the end of permitted hours on New Year’s Eve to the start of permitted hours on New Year’s Day.  

 

 

There is a resident count of 79.

 

Representations Received

 

Environmental Health Service- withdrawn after noting that application mirrors licence that has lapsed due to insolvency and no noise issues at the premises whilst it traded

Two Local Residents

 

Issues raised by Objectors

 

Local Residents: Extending alcohol licensing hours in close proximity to residential areas would exacerbate existing challenges relating to public intoxication, underage drinking and the well-being of community members. It is imperative to prioritise the needs of property owners and residents, ensuring there is safety, peace and respect for residential and commercial properties. A nearby premises on that side of Henrietta street has become a real nuisance. Another alcohol licence until midnight will make the street even less habitable for neighbours. 

 

Policy Considerations

 

Policies CIP1, HRS1 and RNT1 apply.

 

 

Submissions

 

1.     The Presenting Officer, Kevin Jackaman, Senior Licensing Officer, introduced the application and explained that the applicant was seeking to replace a previously lapsed licence with licensable activities in the same terms as the previous lapsed licence.

 

2.     Mr Jack Spiegler of Thomas and Thomas Partners, the agent representing the Applicant, outlined the application, noting that the Applicant is a significant  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Fireaway Pizza, Basement And Ground Floor, 79 Wilton Road, SW1V 1DL pdf icon PDF 468 KB

Ward
CIA*
SCZ
**

Site Name & Address

Application
Type

Licensing Reference No.

Pimlico North

 

*  None

 

** Victoria Buffer Zone

 

Fireaway Pizza

Basement and Ground Floor

79 Wilton Road SW1V 1DL

New Premises Licence

24/00080/LIPN

 

*Cumulative Impact Area
** Special Consideration Zone

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

WCC LICENSING SUB-COMMITTEE NO. 1

(“The Committee”)

 

Thursday 9 May 2024

 

Membership:           Councillor Aziz Toki (Chair), Councillor Iman Less and Councillor Karen Scarborough 

 

Officer Support        Legal Advisor:         Michael Feeney

                                Policy Officer:          Daisy Gadd

                                Committee Officer:  Jessica Barnett

                                Presenting Officer: Kevin Jackaman

 

Others present:       M El Sayed (Applicant), Anil Drayan (Environmental Health Services), Richard Brown, representing Charlotte Middleton, and Mr Struycken

 

Application for a New Premises Licence in respect of Fireaway Pizza, Basement and Ground Floor, 79 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DL

 

Full Decision

Premises

 

Fireaway Pizza

Basement and Ground Floor

79 Wilton Road

London

SW1V 1DL

 

Applicant

 

M El Sayed

 

Ward

 

Pimlico North

 

Cumulative Impact Area

 

None

 

Special Consideration Zone

 

Victoria Buffer

 

Summary of Application

 

This is an application for a New Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (“The Act”). The Premises operates as a pizza restaurant over the basement and ground floor. The Applicant seeks the following: 

 

1.     To grant permission for Late Night Refreshment Monday to Thursday 23:00 to 23:30, Friday to Sunday 23:00 to 00:00

 

2.     To grant permission for the Opening Hours of the Premises Monday to Thursday 12:00 to 23:30, Friday to Sunday 12:00 to 00:00.

 

 

There is a resident count of 145.

 

Representations Received

 

Environmental Health Service

Metropolitan Police Service- withdrawn following agreed conditions

Two Local Residents

 

Issues raised by Objectors

 

EHS: A representation has been made because the insufficient and unclear conditions have been offered. The application may undermine the public nuisance and public safety licensing objectives.

 

Local Residents: Extending the hours will lead to more nuisance. It will lead to cars/traffic and people talking/smoking outside. Intoxicated crowds will go to this restaurant which would be open later than other restaurants in the area. Local residents are already plagued with noise and disruption from delivery drivers and late night eaters. Having longer opening hours would make the premises a magnet at night.

 

Policy Considerations

 

Policies SCZ1, HRS1 and FFP1 apply.

 

 

Submissions

 

1.     The Presenting Officer, Kevin Jackaman, Senior Licensing Officer, introduced the application for a new premises licence, made by Mr El Sayed.

 

2.     Mr El Sayed, the applicant, explained that the business has been run as a franchise and has been open since July 2024 without any complaints received. Mr El Sayed noted that they do not sell alcohol. Mr El Sayed explained that the premises has one metre of pavement at the front of the store where delivery drivers are able to park when collecting orders from the premises and that the pizzas take three minutes to cook, which reduces the amount of time delivery drivers need to wait to collect orders. Mr El Sayed noted that there are a number of other restaurants and take-aways on Wilton Road with extended opening hours.

 

 

3.     The Sub-Committee asked whether there was any outdoor seating and what type of food is served. Mr El Sayed confirmed that there was no outdoor seating and the only food served was pizza.

 

4.     The Sub-Committee asked what delivery services the business uses. Mr El Sayed  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.